Volunteer

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

― Howard Thurman

Do you have a special skill or talent you’d like to share? Send us an email at info@sustainablesolano.org to get involved.

Event Volunteers
Event volunteers support our program events. From digging in the dirt, posting flyers, welcoming attendees, serving up delicious food, and everything in between, we can always use help. Tasks will vary depending on the type of event. As an added bonus, you get to be a part of a great event!

 

Professional/Administrative Support
Sustainable Solano is mainly volunteer-run and is always in need of general administrative support.

Projects would include:

  • flyer design and distribution across Solano county cities
  • social media posting (Facebook and Instagram)
  • IT support
  • preparing promotional material
  • assisting with workshop registration
  • internet research
  • outreach event assistance (prep and presence)

If you are passionate for sustainability, care to help form a more resilient community and are looking to dedicate some time and energy to make Solano county more sustainable, this is a perfect opportunity for you!

 

Communications Committee
The Communications Committee functions as a general discussion space for supporting and developing communication efforts about Sustainable Solano programs, workshops and events across all seven Solano county cities. Outlets include the general public, media, digital listing venues and monthly newsletter. If you are looking to be more creative and have writing, blogging, photography or graphic design experience, we are looking to expand our volunteer Communications Committee/ Outreach Team and would love to hear from you.

Responsibilities:

  • Help develop monthly newsletter themes and blog content.
  • Provide feedback and assist in the design of program and event promotional material (i.e. flyers, brochures).
  • Assist in online research regarding community partnership/sponsor opportunities.
  • Help Increase visibility and awareness of Sustainable Solano programs, news and events by posting to local listing venues.
  • Event planning strategic support
  • Provide outreach event support when able
  • Develop social media post content

Commitment

Attend monthly committee meeting (1 hour). Third Wednesday of every month. Monthly task commitment (1 hour).

Meeting LocationHeritage Presbyterian Church, 1400 East Second Street, Benicia

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Upcoming Events

Jun
27
Wed
6:00 pm Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil (film scree... @ Benicia Public Library
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Symphony of the Soil (film screening) @ Benicia Public Library
Symphony of the Soil is a 104-minute documentary feature film that explores the complexity and mystery of soil. Filmed on four continents and sharing the voices of some of the world’s mostesteemed soil scientists, farmers and[...]
Jun
30
Sat
10:00 am How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
How to Not Spoil Your Soil @ Mission Solano
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Learn about permaculture principles and enjoy a guided tour of one of our newest demonstration food forests! This talk and tour will focus on soil restoration techniques using practices such as sheet mulching, rainwater catchment, composting and[...]
10:00 am Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Sustainable Solano Goes to the S... @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Jun 30 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sustainable Solano Goes to the Solano County Fair! @ Solano County Fairgrounds
Meet the team behind the Solano sustainable movement at this year’s Solano County Fair! Interested in sustainable landscaping, building community resilience or changing our local food  system?  Stop and chat with us about practical solutions available[...]
2:00 pm “What’s For Dinner?” Clean Eatin... @ John F. Kennedy Library
“What’s For Dinner?” Clean Eatin... @ John F. Kennedy Library
Jun 30 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"What's For Dinner?" Clean Eating 101 @ John F. Kennedy Library
Registration is not required.

Monthly Benicia Community Garden Workdays

We have plenty of regular monthly events, especially for our well-established initiatives. Join us for these friendly gatherings. Get to know and learn from new friends, work in the community, dig in the dirt, do some light weeding and pruning, and sustain the roots, stems, leaves and seeds of our neighborhood at large.